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CHAPTER 821
An Act to amend and reenact 18.2-95 and 18.2-108.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to larceny; penalty.
[H 288]
Approved April 22, 1998

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 18.2-95 and 18.2-108.1 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

18.2-95. Grand larceny defined; how punished.

Any person who (i) commits larceny from the person of another of money or other thing of value of $5 or more, (ii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of goods and chattels of the value of $200 or more, or (iii) commits simple larceny not from the person of another of any handgun, rifle or shotgun firearm, regardless of the handgun's, rifle's or shotgun's firearm's value, shall be guilty of grand larceny, punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not less than one nor more than twenty years or, in the discretion of the jury or court trying the case without a jury, be confined in jail for a period not exceeding twelve months or fined not more than $2,500, either or both.

18.2-108.1. Receipt of stolen firearm.

Notwithstanding the provisions of 18.2-96 or 18.2-108:,

1. Any person who commits simple larceny of a firearm not from the person shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.

2. any person who buys or receives a firearm from another person or aids in concealing a firearm, knowing that the firearm was stolen, shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony and may be proceeded against although the principal offender is not convicted.

2. That the provisions of this act may result in a net increase in periods of imprisonment in state correctional facilities. Pursuant to 30-19.1:4, the estimated amount of the necessary appropriation is $0.


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